Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A book review and what I'm knitting

So, today's blog is all about what I've been doing lately when I'm not at the shop.

I read How to Knit a Love Song by Rachel Herron:

I'm a sucker for a good romance and this one kept my attention so much that I didn't knit, in favor of finishing the book!

(Did you get that? I. DIDN'T. KNIT. And I have some things to get done -- see later in this post for details.)

It was just the right amount of mushiness and a little bit of raciness which was ok too (it's a romance after all), and it's about knitting! There are even some references to Elizabeth Zimmerman in there. I put a link to Amazon if you click on the book title up there, in case you are interested in purchasing it. I checkede to see if my book supplier had it so I could have it in the shop, to no avail, so I'm sending you online.


WHAT I'M KNITTING:

I am one sleeve away from finishing my February Lady Sweater! I absolutely love how it is coming out. It really is a relatively simple pattern (top down). Class coming up starting at the end of May....


I'm hoping to be completely done by the end of the weekend.

I'm also working on the Lace Ribbon Scarf for a class (good for beginning lace knitters) coming up on May 15:


This is made with the Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II sock yarn and I LOVE the color! Nice and bright. Once it is blocked, the pattern is really going to show well. I need to make some serious progress on it soon so I can have it as a sample in the shop.

I'm also working on finding a tank top or tee pattern for a class in June to use with the new yarn Haze (by Queensland) that came yesterday. I picked a pretty color (blues and periwinkles - of course) and can't wait to get started on it.

What else have I been doing when not at the shop? Brushing the cat (long haired cat + warmer weather= need I say more?). I'm really surprised she still comes near me when she sees the brush. She's had a couple of mats that I've been working on and she hates it. But the next day, she still jumps on my lap anyway.

CUSTOMER SHOW AND TELL:

Check out Lisa's gorgeous swirl scarf made with Mini Mochi sock yarn:

You wouldn't believe how soft this feels. Amazing (and it makes nice, comfy socks too).


Sally's baby blanket made with Ecore Colorspun:

Very cute and comfy.


Sue's handspun yarn, spun on a drop spindle:

Sue took the drop spindle class last weekend and came in 4 days later with another skein!

Don't forget the shop is closed this Sunday for Easter. For those who celebrate, enjoy the holiday!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Sue! I knew you could do it.

SpinningMommy said...

I love all the projects, and I just read that book. It was a quick light read. Very enjoyable!